Jetson TK1 Kinect Point Cloud in openFrameworks

The demonstration sketch shows that most of the OpenGL issues have been sorted out. Also, this is the first demo that includes a GLSL shader that is rendering the background. So some good progress is being made.

Two different openFrameworks add-ons are being demonstrated:

ofxTimeline and ofxUI.

ofxTimeline is being used to control the virtual camera movement. The timeline runs a 1-minute loop that controls the pan, zoom, and orbit of the camera. ofxUI provides the GUI element at the bottom left-hand corner which notates the camera position in a dynamic manner.

The depth information from the Kinect is being rendered in what is referred to as a point cloud. Basically, a 3D point mesh is constructed for each frame that is being displayed, and the color of each point is calculated from the color camera (RGB), then displayed. There is no CUDAof the process at this point, it’s just done on one of the ARM cores.

While there are still a few bugs hidden in the openFrameworks port, for the most part, everything is running smoothly.

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